The First Arab Petroleum Congress

Arab League. [First Arab Petroleum Congress, April 1959].

[Cairo], 1959.

8vo. 12, (8) pp. In Arabic throughout. With original advertisements and a map of Arabian Peninsula oil wells on inside rear wrapper. Original pictorial wrappers.


A rare guide to the first ever Arab Petroleum Congress, held in Cairo from 16 to 23 April 1959, organized by the Arab League's petroleum department and attended by delegates from eight Arab states and observers from Venezuela and Iran. The General Manager of the exhibition was Mohammed Salman, who headed both the exhibition committee and the administrative body. Salman opened this first Congress amidst tense international relations, but the event was both a short-term and a long-term success, with the Congress repeating annually and producing numerous important scientific papers.

Hint of wear; well-preserved.


Cf. Selim, Arab Oil, no. 13 ff.

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